Foley’$ Wallet Talking, But Not $taff, When A$ked Price of TV Buy

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   Remember that Zogby Poll released for Connecticut Common Cause yesterday that showed about 80 percent of Connecticut voters approve the public-financing of elections? Yeah, well Greenwich-millionaire-Republican-fundraising-rainman-elective-office-neophyte Thomas C. Foley isn’t among them. Before Christmas he wrote checks to his gubernatorial campaign totaling $2 million, then last week, in a candidates’ forum in Cromwell, scoffed […] [Read More]
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Rell and Unions Will Sit Down This Afternoon and Talk (Concessions?)

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Gov. Rell and state unions last year agreed on union concessions that saved tens of millions of dollars while protecting state workers from layoffs. This afternoon at 4, they’ll meet again in what a union spokesman describes as “the first of what we are proposing as a series of discussions on what we hope will be […] [Read More]
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Healy Rants, Larson Coos. It’s the Morning After the State-of-the Union

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  The Blogster is grateful for their relatively concise summations of last night’s address by the president. Here’s first GOP State Chairman Chris Healy, doing his guerrilla politics react, followed by US Rep. John Larson, D-Connecticut, whose white mane, spotted in the crowded House chamber last night, reminded the Blogster of a hybrid between Ted […] [Read More]
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$40 Million in Stimulus Money Will Go to High-Speed Link From New Haven to Springfield

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          Governor Jodi Rell just announced that $40 million in federal stimulus funding will be the first step toward a high-speed double track for commuter trains in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor. The Blogster envisions that the project might be completed before today’s kindergarten students are cashing Social Security checks. The funding is supposed to be announced in Philadelphia today.               […] [Read More]
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Shays Rattles Gubernatorial Intent, But Foley Lets His Checkbook Do His Talking

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     We’re months away from the May GOP nominating convention, but Thomas C. Foley, the Greenwich millionaire whose huge fundraising for the Bush administration led to his ambassadorship to Ireland, is up on TV around the state, accentuating his business acumen, which he hopes will overshadow the fact that he’s never held elective office, The Blogster […] [Read More]
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Ag Dept. Finally Captured that Rogue Scottish Highland Cow

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A week or so ago, the state Department of Agriculture sent animal control officers to collect abused creatures at a North Haven far. But only two of the three Scottish Highland cattle, primitive looking, shaggy-furred beasts with long horns, went along. One went skating across the frozen field and it wasn’t captured until a few […] [Read More]
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Finally, a Candidate With the Right Name to be Governor: “Oz”

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We need a great and powerful governor, so the Blogster appreciates the report that Hartford business executive and former Transportation Strategy Board head R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel of Simsbury, who’s been contemplating it for weeks, will finally join the scrum for the GOP nomination for governor. [Read More]
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DMV: Half of Parents Admit That Mandatory Driving Classes are Making Them Better

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Here’s a news release from Bill Seymour, the communications director at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, with some editing by the Blogster. “Connecticut’s new two-hour training requirement for parents, the first in the nation when adopted in 2008, is successful in its aim to educate parents about safety risks and other issues associated with […] [Read More]
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